It seems like such a simple thing, given the internet. How long does it take (and what does a ticket cost) to travel roundtrip from London to Zurich in August, by train? Spent three hours trying to find answers and got nowhere. I tried all the main rail sites (eurail, raileurope, etc etc). Every single of one of them put me through the same slow, excruciating hoops and then said (oh so perkily): sorry! Can’t get there from here! Or, they advised that I plan each leg of the journey and add it all up and then ticket them all separately… at which point the fare comes out to something like $800, one way. I started wondering if maybe a Eurail pass would solve the whole problem and then saw, oh no, England doesn’t participate in the Eurail Pass program. Of course not. Why make things easy, when difficult is possible?
I like trains, and we thought this would be a good way for the Girl-Child to see some of central Europe… but I may give up and go back to British Airways in desperation.
back to copy-editing.